Russian Pole Vaulter Says Everyone May Have ‘Misunderstood’ Her Anti-Gay Comments | Talking Points Memo

MOSCOW (AP) — A day after condemning homosexuality, Russian pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva appeared to back off from her critical words Friday by saying her comments in English may have been “misunderstood.”The two-time Olympic gold medalist supported Russia’s new anti-gay law on Thursday and criticized two Swedish competitors for their rainbow-colored fingernails in support of gay rights.

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